Punch Bowl site (Cretaceous of Australia)

Also known as Punchbowl

Where: Victoria, Australia (38.5° S, 145.4° E: paleocoordinates 76.8° S, 116.8° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Eumeralla Formation (Otway Group), Late/Upper Aptian (122.5 - 112.0 Ma)

• "The Eumeralla Formation includes the informal ‘Wonthaggi’ formation of the Gippsland Basin mentioned in some references; these units are lithologically continuous and represent a single depositional (Otway-Gippsland) basin" (Benson et al. 2013)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: surface (in situ), mechanical,

• NMV, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Primary reference: P. V. Rich, T. R. Rich, B. E. Wagstaff, J. M. Mason, C. B. Douthitt, R. T. Gregory, and E. A. Felton. 1988. Evidence for low temperatures and biologic diversity in Cretaceous high latitudes of Australia. Science 242(4884):1403-1406 [M. Carrano/M. Carrano]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 38541: authorized by Matthew Carrano, entered by Matthew Carrano on 23.04.2004, edited by Roger Benson and Richard Butler

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Dipnoi -
Dipnoi indet.2 Müller 1884 lungfish
 Temnospondyli - Chigutisauridae
Koolasuchus cleelandi3 Warren et al. 1997 tetrapod
NMV-P186040, intercentrum
 Dinosauria -
 Avetheropoda - Neovenatoridae
Neovenatoridae indet.1 Benson et al. 2010 allosauroid
NMV P186153 (Manual ungual phalanx) - 'west of Punchbowl'
 Avetheropoda -
? Ornithomimosauria indet.1 ornithomimosaur
NMV P186168: proximal/middle caudal vertebra